Sports, Cardiovascular, and Wellness Nutrition - A dietetic practice group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

What is a SCAN RD?

A SCAN dietitian is a Registered Dietitian (RD) with training, expertise and an unmistakable passion for working in one or more of the following areas:
  • Sports nutrition
  • Cardiovascular health
  • Wellness and weight management (including diabetes education and management)
  • Prevention and treatment of disordered eating and eating disorders
As registered dietitians, we have met educational requirements set by the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education (CADE) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
 
All Registered Dietitians:
  • Have completed a bachelor's degree at an accredited university or college with course work approved by CADE
  • Have completed a CADE-accredited supervised practice program (6 to 12 month internship)
  • Have passed a national examination
  • Must complete complete continuing professional educational requirements to maintain registered status on an ongoing basis (similar to other medical professionals)

In addition, SCAN dietitians typically have unique skills and professional experience, such as working with high school and collegiate athletes, Olympians, and professional sports teams, people with eating disorders, and patients in cardia rehab. Many have specialized training in their area(s) of interest, such as being a Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE), Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) or Board Certified as a Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD).

As the true experts, SCAN dietitians use their knowledge and expertise in a comprehensive approach and in a wide variety of settings every day.

What a SCAN dietitian can do for you:

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  • Provide personalized (one-to-one) nutrition counseling 
  • Develop and execute workshops and group presentations
  • Write articles for public and professional publications
  • Create curricula and teach college-level courses
  • Design and conduct scientific research
  • Deliver expert presentations at professional conferences and public venues
  • Consult with businesses, colleges, hospitals, food companies, and fitness facilities to strategize, guide, develop and implement programs and servicesS
  • Serve as a credible resource for online, print, radio, and television media
  • Serve as a powerful spokesperson for profit and not-for-profit organizations

Hire a SCAN dietitian:

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Page updated March 12, 2014